Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch.
|Year first recorded||1886||2007||1886|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011|
|Number of records||92||1||186|
|Number of individuals||105||4||218|
For the region, we have a total of 186 records from 84 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1886.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset, the moth is very local and essentially a denizen of deciduous woodland, particularly old oak and birch woods. It is seldom encountered outside this habitat.